Tag Archives: Roland Petit

JEAN-YVES ESQUERRE APPOINTED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY

February 1, 2014

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JEAN-YVES ESQUERRE APPOINTED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY The directorate of de Theaterschool of the Amsterdam School of the Arts has appointed Jean-Yves Esquerre to become the new artistic director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy from 3 March 2014. Jan Zoet, director de Theaterschool: “I am proud that, together with […]

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THE UK PREMIERE OF KINGS OF THE DANCE

September 10, 2013

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Ivan Vasiliev in La Bayadère. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

THE UK PREMIERE OF KINGS OF THE DANCE 19th – 22nd MARCH 2014, LONDON COLISEUM The critically-acclaimed KINGS OF THE DANCE makes its UK debut at the London Coliseum, Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd March 2014, showcasing the phenomenal artistry, style and power of its celebrated male dancers. The current KINGS OF THE DANCE line-up […]

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Roland Petit’s Coppélia starring Sergei Polunin

May 28, 2013

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Roland Petit’s Coppélia starring Sergei Polunin

Roland Petit’s Coppélia starring Sergei Polunin The Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet debuts Coppélia at the London Coliseum 6 performances only Thursday 11 to 14 July 2013 The Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet brings Roland Petit’s 1975 version of one of the world’s most well-known and charming ballets, Coppélia, to the London Coliseum for the first time this July, with music from the English National […]

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LEGENDARY DANCER NICOLAS LE RICHE TO STAR ALONGSIDE TAMARA ROJO IN LE JEUNE HOMME ET LA MORT

March 6, 2013

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LEGENDARY DANCER NICOLAS LE RICHE TO STAR ALONGSIDE TAMARA ROJO IN LE JEUNE HOMME ET LA MORT  Ecstasy and Death London Coliseum 18-21 April 2013 Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián Le Jeune Homme et la Mort by Roland Petit Etudes by Harald Lander   Legendary French dancer Nicolas Le Riche, Étoile of the Paris Opera […]

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English National Ballet | AD Tamara Rojo announces new season

September 24, 2012

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English National Ballet | AD Tamara Rojo announces new season  Tamara Rojo, the new Artistic Director of English National Ballet, today announced details of the company’s new season, talked about her vision for the company and introduced her new artistic team. Ecstasy and Death – 20th Century masterpieces including the company premiere of Jiř Kylián’s […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Russian Ballet Icons Gala

March 9, 2012

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala London Coliseum Sunday 4th March 2012 What a night. The thing about this Gala series is that you don’t get standard gala fare – Don Quixote, Swan Lake etc,. Galas can present the kind of difficulties that you don’t find in the standard repertory and arise out of a lack of rehearsal […]

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San Francisco Ballet School Associate Director Lola de Avila to step down

March 8, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet School Associate Director Lola de Avila to step down Current SF Ballet School Trainee Principal Patrick Armand Named Successor SAN FRANCISCO—March 8, 2012—Following a distinguished, cumulative thirteen-year tenure as San Francisco Ballet School associate director, Lola de Avila will be stepping down in late August to oversee the full-time operation of the Maria de […]

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Ballet stars Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev quit the Bolshoi

November 15, 2011

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Ivan Vasiliev

Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev quit the Bolshoi There has been much wailing and nashing of teeth since Bolshoi Ballet dancers Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev announced that they are leaving their newly refurbished theatre for new creative challenges at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg. I’ve read the words ‘earth-shattering’ and ‘defection.’ Why ? Well, for starters […]

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English National Ballet’s Carmen with L’Arlésienne and Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

July 22, 2011

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English National Ballet Carmen | L’Arlésienne | Le Jeune Homme et la Mort 21st July 2011, London Coliseum Smokin’.  That’s how I’d describe English National Ballet’s Roland Petit triple bill this evening.  It’s a night where fast twitch muscle fibres rule. The style is new to the dancers, but you wouldn’t know it. They were on […]

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English National Ballet | Ivan Vasiliev to dance in Roland Petit’s Jeune Homme et la Mort

July 21, 2011

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Ivan Vasiliev to dance with English National Ballet in Roland Petit’s Jeune Homme et la Mort Bolshoi ballet supremo Ivan Vasiliev will dance with English National Ballet First Artist Jia Zhang in Jeune Homme et la Mort on Friday 22 July as his personal tribute to Roland Petit. Following Roland Petit’s death on 9 July, […]

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English National Ballet’s tribute to Roland Petit | Principal nightly casting

July 11, 2011

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English National Ballet’s tribute to Roland Petit at the London Coliseum English National Ballet perform three of Roland Petit’s ballets – Carmen with L’Arlésienne and Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, opening on 21st July 2011. Principal Nightly ballet Casting Carmen 21, 22, 23 July 7.30pm Carmen – Begoña Cao, Don José – Fabian Reimair […]

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Ballet choreographer Roland Petit dies aged 87

July 10, 2011

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French ballet choreographer Roland Petit dies at 87 Pushing ballet boundaries French choreographer and dancer Roland Petit, who created over 100 ballets during his career,has died in Geneva at the age of 87. The dance company he helped to set up in 1945, Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees, is said to have been responsible for choreography that pushed […]

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English National Ballet present Roland Petit’s Carmen at the London Coliseum

May 27, 2011

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Roland Petit’s Carmen at the London Coliseum and the ballet maestro’s greatest works English National Ballet’s Summer season at the London Coliseum offers audiences a rare opportunity to see Roland Petit’s extraordinary work in London. Carmen exploded into the decorous world of British ballet at its premiere in 1949, with ballet lovers shocked by the […]

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Arts Council Funding Announcement and English National Ballet announces new fundraising initiatives.

March 30, 2011

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30 March 2011 Arts Council Funding Announcement and English National Ballet announces new fundraising initiatives. ACE’s assessment of English National Ballet is excellent noting that “the organisation would contribute well to a national picture of funded organisations which is balanced across size, type, artform, geographical spread, diversity and contribution to our goals”. Arts Council England […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Natalia Kremen, Artist, English National Ballet

February 10, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Natalia Kremen, Artist, English National Ballet  You can see Natalia performing Suite en Blanc as part of Black & White with English National Ballet at the London Coliseum from 16 – 19 March.  Tickets £10 – £50. The performance dates are : Wednesday 16 March at 7.30pm, Thursday 17 March at […]

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English National Ballet Spring Season with Swan Lake & free ballet events/classes

January 19, 2011

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EMERGING DANCER 2011 Aspire, discover, emerge… 28 February 10.30am – 5.30pm Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre ADMISSION FREE – Drop-in event (no advance booking required). Join English National Ballet and engage in a programme of FREE activities inspired by the Emerging Dancer Award. 10.30am – 11.45am: English National Ballet class Follow the six Emerging Dancer nominees for […]

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